Dear God,I am caught between two worlds.Liberal Christianity in one hand, and conservative, Nebraskan Christianity,In the other. I find it liberating to study progressive biblical studies, where weAre critical of the Bible's origins,But I also miss its applications to our lives.Where we are guided by the Word,Where God teaches us so much. I feel taught … Continue reading Living in two worlds…
Today, I left my DoC church.I've left the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I met up with the pastor of First Presbyterian, and Everything sounded right. Reformed theology sounded right. Even if the PCUSA shys away from predetermininism. God, I see this is where you are putting me.I enjoyed First Christian for a while,But as … Continue reading A Poem on Today
Hi everyone,I hope your week is going well! Here are just a few of my updates, troubles, and struggles: As I'm growing more Reformed, I'm leaning toward the Presbyterian Church (USA). They're a liberal Reformed church, but I'm a liberal Nebraskan, so I'm down for it. The trouble is what to do with my lovable, … Continue reading Life Update & Faith Links: God, I am learning
God,You call people into relationship with you. On May 22nd, 2016, I was called into relationship with you in the waters of baptism, where Water was poured on my head three times, In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I've been on a whirlwind of a faith journey,Where I've been … Continue reading Growing as a Christian: A Poem
Hi everyone,These past couple of weeks have been a serious struggle. I know I'm fighting God's will for my life, and my wrestle with Him is just causing me pain! My Church, First Christian Church, is voting this Sunday on two things:1. Should we leave our denomination?2. Should we close our doors for good? I … Continue reading Life Update: Fighting God’s Will
It's truly a mixture of it all,Where faith is for me. I am Reformed,I am Arminian,I believe in the Perseverance of Saints,Yet I believe we can fall from grace as Christians,And temporarily lose our salvation. This is why I am Disciples of Christ. We confess no creeds,Yet confess Christ as Lord and Savior. We follow … Continue reading A Mixture of It All: Poem
Dear God,For a week now, I've been studying Eternal Security. As someone who is moving from Arminian to Reformed theology, this is one thing that has been bugging me, and one thing I can't quiet give up - Apostasy. You see, I believe with my whole heart that we can commit apostasy. It says in … Continue reading A Prayer: God, am I wrong? Am I right? What does the Bible really say about Eternal Security?